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  • An Invitation from the Author of Defeating Slavery

    An Invitation from the Author of Defeating Slavery

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    By Nancy Spannaus April 15, 2024—I would like to cordially invite you to attend one, or several, of four upcoming Book events in which I am participating. As you can see in the picture, I just got a large shipment of my latest, Defeating Slavery: Hamilton’s American System Showed the […]Read More »
  • “A Man Whose Like We May Not See Again”

    “A Man Whose Like We May Not See Again”

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    By Nancy Spannaus* [April 10, 2024–The headline of this article comes from the June 1865 eulogy for President Abraham Lincoln delivered by renowned abolitionist Frederick Douglass, which I discuss in the re-post below. As we approach the 159th anniversary of Lincoln’s death on April 14, the significance of his removal […]Read More »
  • What, to Americans Today, Is the Fourth of July?

    What, to Americans Today, Is the Fourth of July?

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    A Report and Reflections on the Virginia250 Conference held in Williamsburg, March 18-20 By Nancy Spannaus* March 25, 2024—It was my pleasure to join my husband in attending the annual conference of the Virginia American Revolution 250 Commission last week. Under the title “A Common Cause to All,” the Commission, […]Read More »
  • Freedom of the Press: An American Hallmark

    Freedom of the Press: An American Hallmark

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    By Nancy Spannaus March 16, 2024—There are few institutions more emblematic of the principles of the American republic than the free press. Extensive debate in the newspapers was crucial to spreading the ideas of the American Revolution itself, and then in creating an informed citizenry after the establishment of the […]Read More »
  • Preparing for America’s 250th Birthday

    Preparing for America’s 250th Birthday

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    By Nancy Spannaus* March 6, 2024 –As the nation gets closer to the 250th anniversary of its birth, on July 4, 1776, I am happy to offer two new presentations in anticipation of that momentous event. A Four-Part Class The first is a four-part class series on the American Revolution, […]Read More »
  • “A Stimulating Take on the Intersection of American Slavery and Economic Policy”

    “A Stimulating Take on the Intersection of American Slavery and Economic Policy”

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    “A Simulating Take on the Intersection of American Slavery and Economic Policy” — Kirkus Reviews by Nancy Spannaus February 28, 2024—The title quote is the concluding statement of the Kirkus review of my book Defeating Slavery, which I received today and has now been published on their website. (Click here […]Read More »
  • Dispelling Myths about the American Revolution

    Dispelling Myths about the American Revolution

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    A report on a talk by Glenn F. Williams By Nancy Spannaus February 23, 2024—A presentation by well-known military historian Glenn F. Williams[1] to the Sergeant Lawrence Everhart chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution Feb. 21 provides a perfect opportunity to dispel some dominant myths about the American […]Read More »
  • Abraham Lincoln’s Debt to Alexander Hamilton

    Abraham Lincoln’s Debt to Alexander Hamilton

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    D.C. Lincoln Birthday Commemoration features Spannaus talk By Nancy Spannaus Feb. 14, 2024—I was honored to have the privilege of addressing this year’s Lincoln Birthday dinner of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS). My topic was Abraham Lincoln’s Debt to Alexander Hamilton, a theme […]Read More »